The golf issue

Sep 07, 2010
12:00 AM

The late, great

She was born Sarah Thompson and died Countess Sarah Rumford, an impressive title for a Concord girl! Thompson was the daughter of Benjamin Thompson, who fled to Europe in 1774 after he was suspected of sympathizing with the British. Benjamin Thompson lived an illustrious life, making scientific discoveries and socializing with the rich and famous. Among his most lasting inventions: an especially efficient fireplace.…

Sep 07, 2010
12:00 AM

Meet Charlie Cole. He's young and professional

Once a month, young business folk get together to eat, drink and network thanks to the Concord Young Professionals Network. The next CYPN meeting will be held on Sept. 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Vintner's Cellar Custom Winery, 133 Loudon Road. Admissions if free, but you must register at concordypn.org. Or if you can't wait until Sept. 15 to mingle, CYPN is hosting a Lunch and Learn…

Sep 07, 2010
12:00 AM
Backstage pass

Rebounding from a comedic bomb

NASCAR, hockey and open-mic comedy. The common thread? Spectators at all three arrive with a little bloodlust. As much as crowds love good comedy, there's a giddy anticipation when an audience senses that a comic is on the verge of crashing and burning. It's a question I've been asked before: What is it like when the jokes don't work? When the laughter is definitely at you, not with you? What is it like to bomb? For…

Sep 07, 2010
12:00 AM

Foooorrrrre!

It was a hot, sweltering August day. You know, the kind of day where you find yourself drenched in sweat just from standing outside; the kind of day where you should stay inside with the air conditioning on high. On days like this, it's not wise to try to learn how to golf. But that's what editor Amy Augustine and I did. We arrived at Beaver Meadow to meet with Ed Deshaies, a man of…

Sep 07, 2010
11:44 AM

Police log

Conduct following an accident after joyride Anthony Stuker, 18, of Concord was charged with two counts of conduct after an accident and one count of taking a vehicle without owner consent. About 12:05 p.m. on Aug. 28, Officer Daniel Reilly was traveling west on School Street when several people by the side of the road motioned for him to stop. They told him that a green Saab traveling east had hit parked vehicles, smashing the cars’ mirrors, then had driven off, according to the report. One witness told the police a young white male with shaggy brown hair was driving the car. The police ran the…

Sep 07, 2010
3:17 PM
Information session

Get loud with poetry

Teachers, principals, parents and students are invited to attend a free information session about the New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud 2011 program for high school students. The session will be held at the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, 2 ½ Beacon St., on Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. Representatives from schools of all sizes and from all corners of New Hampshire are invited to attend. Poetry Out Loud, sponsored by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance.…